The Santa Cruz County Fair rewards not just what you make, but what you gather.
Tucked away behind the prize-winning quilts and photographs is a collection of collections.
People pay $1.50 to submit the things they've gathered over the years and a group of judges ranks them a few weeks before the fair. Then the winners are displayed in cases at the fair.
One of the winners didn't even know he'd won until he walked into the room before going to the concert Wednesday night.